Classic Pimm’s Cup Recipe

The Pimm’s Cup is enjoyed by tens of thousands of people every year at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. It is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail. It is also very easy to make.

Next time you suit up in your whites for some tennis, croquet or lawn bowling make one of these.

Bitter Lemon Soda

Bitter lemon soda is virtually unheard of in North America. Schweppe’s and Fever Tree both make bitter lemon. Of course, they are widely available in the UK, not so much in Canada. You might find them in specialty stores that cater to English expats. Better yet – Make your own Bitter Lemon Soda.

Pimm’s Cup


  • 2 oz Pimm's No. 1
  • 4 oz Bitter Lemon Soda
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 apple slice
  • 1 cucumber spear


  1. Pour the Pimm's and bitter lemon soda into a chilled collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Garnish with the lemon, apple and cucumber.

Recipe Notes

Bitter lemon soda is not widely available in North America. A lot of bars will substitute ginger ale or Sprite. It isn't the same. You can make your own bitter lemon soda with this simple recipe. Bitter Lemon Soda Recipe

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